On this week, The Sci-Files, Chelsie and Danny interview Nguyen Truong.
Nguyen is an MSU Physiology Ph.D. student in Dr. Karl Olson’s lab. She studies the pancreatic beta-cell, the cell type that secretes insulin to maintain our blood glucose. Her research focuses on studying the effect of inflammatory cytokines on the function of the pancreatic beta-cell. Studying the mechanism of how cellular metabolism is altered by these cytokines helps her understand the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes and provide a promising approach for the identification of immunomodulatory therapeutics for the disease.
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